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Candyman is back with an all-new trailer for Nia DaCosta‘s highly-anticipated horror sequel/reboot. This new look at the film continues to keep Candyman – at least the Tony Todd version – hidden. But there are plenty of other horrors on display here, along with what appears to be a twist on Candyman’s origin story from the previous films. Watch the latest Candyman trailer below.

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Candyman: Release Date, Cast and More

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Say his name five times in front of a mirror: Candyman is back. Nia DaCosta directs a continuation of the now-iconic horror film released in 1992, based loosely on a story by Clive Barker. Working with producer and co-writer Jordan Peele, DaCosta has recontextualized the Candyman story through a Black perspective, and while much about the new film remains shrouded in secrecy, here’s what we know about the new Candyman movie so far.

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Candyman Juneteenth featurette

Remember Candyman? We’ve been excited about director Nia DaCosta‘s modern take on the 1990s horror classic for years, and after being delayed due to the pandemic, we’re finally only a couple of months away from being able to see it for ourselves.

The film doesn’t come out until the end of August, but to celebrate Juneteenth, Universal released a new Candyman featurette in which DaCosta talks about what the newly federally recognized holiday means for the Black community and how some of those feelings are explored in her new take on this property. Read More »

Future Marvel Movie Directors

With some sense of normalcy on the horizon following a year of shuttered theaters and quarantining, Marvel Studios has stepped back into the spotlight with some big announcements. Along with the first footage from Eternals, the eagerly awaited cosmic comic book movie, Marvel has also announced the official titles for the upcoming Black Panther and Captain Marvel sequels, and they should get fans very excited. Read More »

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Captain Marvel 2 has found a new adversary for Carol Danvers in the form of Zawe Ashton. The Velvet Buzzsaw actress is joining the Nia DaCosta-directed film as the villain, although we don’t know which villain she’ll be playing just yet. Brie Larson is back as the titular hero, while Ms. Marvel star Iman Vellani is part of the cast as well.

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A spiritual sequel to the Bernard Rose’s 1992 horror movie of the same name, Nia DaCosta’s Candyman returns to the now gentrified neighborhood of Cabrini-Green in Chicago, Illinois, back where the legend began. Now, nearly 30 years later, DaCosta is hoping not only to frighten audiences with her vision, but to make them question what exactly it is that makes them so afraid.

“Maybe you’re watching horror and you’re scared because of the very literal ghost that’s in the room,” muses DaCosta. “But I think, in a horror like this, we want you to also understand why the character’s scared. Not just about the ghost, but what the ghost represents. I find that really fun.”

Clever, poignant and creative, it’s easy to understand what Jordan Peele saw in the Little Woods director. A lover of 1970s cinema and a determined writer since the very first time she watched Apocalypse Now at the tender age of 16, DaCosta is an exciting up-and-comer with a vast ocean of ideas, including how to breathe new life into the old bones of Candyman.

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Candyman Release Date Delayed

After Wonder Woman 1984 vacated the previously set October 2 release date and headed to Christmas, that left Nia DaCosta‘s anticipated horror remake of Candyman as the next major theatrical release scheduled for the fall. But Universal and MGM apparently don’t want to mess with that kind of pressure, so the studios are pushing back the movie to 2021, just like many other blockbusters that were intended for release this year. Read More »

Nia DaCosta Star Wars

Nia DaCosta is what you might call “in demand” right now. The up-and-coming filmmaker has audiences eager to see her remake of the 1990s horror film Candyman, and she was recently hired to helm Marvel Studios’ sequel to Captain Marvel. It turns out she was also evidently being eyed for a potential Star Wars project, because Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy specifically name-checked her in a recent interview when discussing how hiring women is a priority for the company. But does this mean we’ll never see a Nia DaCosta Star Wars movie? Read More »

captain marvel 2 director

Nia DaCosta is taking the helm for Captain Marvel 2. The director of the highly anticipated Candyman reboot has been tapped by Marvel Studios to direct Captain Marvel 2, making her the first-ever Black female director for a Marvel movie.

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The new Candyman reboot/sequel was supposed to arrive in theaters last weekend, but the coronavirus changed that. Now, Nia DaCosta‘s new take on the classic horror tale is due out in September, which still seems like a long time from now. In the meantime, DaCosta has uploaded a haunting Candyman teaser that re-tells the Candyman origin story while also recounting stories of Black people being persecuted – and prosecuted – a theme that’s all too familiar right now.

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